Film Screening 16th October, 2009

Poster for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 

8:00 PM, 16th October, 2009
No Guests

  • M
  • 150 mins
  • Unknown
  • Michael Bay
  • Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Hugo Weaving, Josh Duhamel

What is there to say about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? Chances are, if you're reading this review because you know nothing about the movie, you were in a coma for the past few years. The sequel to the biggest summer blockbuster of 2007, Revenge of the Fallen continues the story of robots fighting robots on Earth (awesome!). The movie follows Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf), a few years after the events of the first movie, as he moves to college and attempts to get on with his life and deal with a long distance relationship with his girlfriend, Mikaela Banes (Fox). Having formed an alliance with the American and British military, the Autobots are involved in the organisation known as NEST, tasked with searching out Decepticon scum hiding on Earth. As to be expected, life doesn't remain peachy, and the Decepticons return to wreak havoc on the good guys, and a new and more dangerous threat enters the mix: The Fallen, an ancient robot from the Transformers' past.

Directed by Michael Bay, who helmed the first movie, Revenge of the Fallen is mind-shatteringly insane. Big robots fighting, insane special effects; what more can one ask for? If you loved the first one (which you did), then you'll love the second one (which you will). Even if you hated the first Transformers (which you didn't), come to see the amazing Devastator on screen make life a living hell for everyone. The only thing to say about this movie is: wow. Seriously, wow.

Stephen Gillies

Poster for Lesbian Vampire Killers

Lesbian Vampire Killers 

10:45 PM, 16th October, 2009

  • MA
  • 86 mins
  • Unknown
  • Phil Claydon
  • Paul Hupfield, Stewart Williams
  • James Corden, Matthew Horne, Silvia Colloca, MyAnna Buring

Okay, so the title is ludicrous, gimmicky and pointless, there's no denying that. But if you're willing to go with it, this film is a hoot...especially if you happen to be a fan of strippers and decapitation.

The movie takes place mainly within a small rural area of Norfolk which has a history involving an ancient curse that creates lesbian vampires out of all the town's females as soon as they turn eighteen. Off on a break from their boring lives, the unsuspecting best friends Fletch (Corden) and Jimmy (Horne) end up in the middle of a group of scantily clad, tantalising lesbians and ... well, hilarity, and some horror, ensues!

The sets are a throwback to the Hammer horror movies of the sixties and the effects and make-up are pretty good. Unfortunately the film falls down a bit in the horror element as there aren't any real scares ((ndash)) which is a big call coming from me, the girl in the back row who screams out loud through most of the scary movies shown at Film Group. Sorry about that ((ndash)) but the laughs still make it worth seeing.

Not everyone will appreciate this film, but on the plus side, the dialogue is pretty fast-paced, the actors are okay and the girls are very attractive, if not the best actors. So come along even if only so you can see how many strange looks you get when you tell people what movie you are off to see.

Tamara Lee